Apprenticeship

2017-2018 School Year

Apprentices receive 5-years of classroom related electrician training and are required to achieve a minimum of 8000 on-the-job work hours. Work hours are accomplished with the job assignments to participating employers. Apprentices attend twenty-two 8-hour class sessions during the day over the course of a school year. These 22 sessions average out with two sessions per month, with the remaining days on the job. The LEJATC has four full time teachers who have completed the Program, obtained a Masters Electrical License, and attended four years of professional education classes along with yearly continuing education courses.

All apprentices are registered with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the U S Department of Labor. They complete the Program with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, an electrical license from the State of Kentucky, a 10-Hour OSHA card, current CPR, AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens cards. The following topics are typically covered in the respective year of the related classroom training:

First Year

  • DC Theory
  • Introduction to Blueprints
  • Basic conduit bending (hands-on)
  • Rigging (hands-on)
  • Basic Circuitry using lights, switches, & receptacles (hands-on)
  • Meter usage (hands-on)
  • Lab exercises (hands-on)
  • Introduction to the National Electrical Code
  • Code and Practices-1
  • Job Information-1
  • 10-Hour Construction OSHA
  • CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, AED

Second Year

  • AC Theory
  • Codeology (study of the National Electrical Code)
  • Code and Practices-2
  • Advanced Circuitry using lighting controls and various luminaires
  • Conduit bending & lay out (hands-on)
  • Blueprints, with emphasis on commercial installations
  • Lab exercises (hands-on)
  • Continued meter usage and oscilloscope (hands-on)
  • CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens

Third Year

  • Theory on grounding (Code)
  • Overcurrent protection (Code)
  • Code and Practices-3
  • Earth resistance testing (hands-on)
  • Motor Theory
  • Motor Control (hands-on)
  • Transformer Theory & Labs (hands-on)
  • Blueprints, with emphasis on industrial installations
  • Continued meter usage (hands-on)
  • NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Work Place
  • CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens

Fourth Year

  • Teledata, copper (hands-on)
  • Teledata, fiber (Corning certification, hands-on)
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (hands-on)
  • Instrumentation (hands-on)
  • Lightning Protection Theory
  • Power Quality
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Power Factor Theory
  • Practical Systems Applications (hands-on/industrial wiring fundamentals)
  • Qualified Rigger
  • CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, AED

Fifth Year

  • Effective Supervision (NECA EPS Level 1)
  • Code Calculations
  • State licensing preparation
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Welding
  • CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Building Automation control devices and applications
  • Torque Principles
  • Blueprint reading and introduction to AutoCAD